Turkish President Erdoğan: “TRNC is a full member of Organization of Turkic States in our eyes”
Date Added: 10 July 2024, 11:03

Turkish President Erdoğan held a press conference at Esenboğa Airport, Ankara ahead of his visit to the US capital Washington to attend the NATO the leaders summit.

Asked about the participation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in the Informal Summit of the Organization of Turkic States held in Azerbaijan’s Shusha on July 6, Erdoğan said:

“The TRNC is already a full member of the Organization of Turkic States in our eyes. In this regard, their approach (members of the Organization of Turkic States), especially Azerbaijan, has almost reached the same position with us. As it is known, the TRNC was present at the last Shusha Summit.”

“We are endeavoring how we can bring the TRNC to the point of full membership,” he said, and underlined that Ankara was developing this with the Turkic states.